Canon Standard Telephoto Lenses »
If you are looking for a lens that will produce high quality results at a lower cost than most Canon lenses, the Canon EF 50mm f/1.8 standard lens is an excellent choice. Many photographersRead More »
The Canon EF 100mm f/2.0 telephoto lens is a great portrait lens addition to any photographer’s arsenal. On full frame digital SLR bodies, the 100mm focal length is ideal for portraiture. This lens isRead More »
The Canon 85mm f/1.8 medium telephoto lens is designed to deliver a practical solution for photographers who require a portable lens that performs well in low light conditions at a reasonable price. The valueRead More »
The Canon 50mm f/1.4 prime lens meets the demands of photographers who require a fast, low-light work horse with high quality optics and a superior build quality at an affordable price. This lens featuresRead More »
About Canon Standard Telephoto Lenses
Canon groups standard telephoto lenses with medium telephoto lenses. According to them standard telephoto lenses will give the viewer a “more natural angle of view and perspective”. These lenses will provide you with the image “closest to how your eye perceives the subject.” These include all 50mm lenses, like the EF 50mm f/1.2L USM, EF 50mm f/1.8 II and EF 50mm f/1.4 USM. The reason why these lenses actually provide you with an image closest to how your eye perceives the subject has to do with the focal length. By experience and convention this can be achieved by a 50mm focal length lens.
So these lenses should actually not give you any magnification, as should be expected from telephoto lenses. Images will not appear any nearer as seen by the naked eye. Medium telephoto lenses, on the other hand, vary from 85-100mm focal length and will provide magnification as compared to the basis of 50mm to which all telephoto lenses are compared. They include lenses like the EF 85mm f/1.2L II USM and the EF 100mm f/2 USM.